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Old 07-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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We've been full timing since January, and for the first few months observed the occasional rented RV on the road or in the campground, without giving it much thought. However, in the past few weeks we have been seeing more and more rentals. This week in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, it seems there are more rentals than personal RV's on the road. I think its great that families who do not own an RV are at least trying the experience. However, I'm becoming concerned and frustrated about how many of them are being driven and used. Since they generally don't have toads, the RV is used as the "get around" vehicle during the day, and in a lot of cases gets driven and parked like it was a small car. I'm also seeing that in the campgrounds we use there are surprisingly few rental units, leaving me to assume they are mostly boondocking, which is illegal in the National Parks as far as I know.

Am I being paranoid, or is this a real problem?

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Many rental RV's are being used by Europeans ( Germans, in particular) to visit our country so, they have no car to tow, I'm not even sure RVAmerica, or whoever, would even allow a car too be towed behind one of their rental units.

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Now, these folks we ran across in CanyonLands found it more economical to ship their RV over from Europe and drive it around for a year than rent one here. We should be happy to take their Euros!

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I don't see a problem.
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It's summer time! People use their own RV's (or rent) a lot more in the summer. Go to Grand Canyon in Oct. and note how many rentals you see.... About the same number you saw earlier this year - nil & none...
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I don't see a problem.
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